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A strong democracy that includes everyone is one of our country’s founding beliefs. However, in communities across Washington State, election systems have excluded people of color. Because of your past support, OneAmerica leaders passed the Washington Voting Rights Act (WVRA), giving voters the right to challenge voter suppression targeting communities of color. Because of you, OneAmerica leaders are primed to …

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#HomeisHere: OneAmerica Rallies in Support of DACA

Emotions were high as Rosa Garcia shared her story in front of the federal courthouse in Seattle on November 12th. “I’m an undocumented, unafraid, unapologetic mother of two, community member, and organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition,” said Garcia. “If DACA were to be taken away it would jeopardize the economic and health security I have started to build for …

The ‘Public Charge Rule’ – An Explanation and Advice

On August 14, 2019, USCIS published a new rule about a ground of inadmissibility called “likely to become a public charge.” The new rule applies to immigrants who are seeking admission into the USA, applying for green cards in the USA through the Adjustment of Status Process, and to temporary nonimmigrants who seek to extend or change status.  While lawful …

OneAmerica reassured that ICE did not “data mine” Drivers’ Licenses in Washington State

On Sunday July 7, the Washington Post and New York Times reported that ICE had made requests to Utah, Vermont and Washington State Licensing Departments to receive personal information for immigration enforcement purposes using facial recognition technologies. In response, the Washington Department of Licensing issued a statement, describing what their records show:  “DOL has implemented strict standards to ensure data …

Victory! Governor Inslee Signs Strongest ‘Sanctuary’ Policy in the Nation – Keep Washington Working Act

Governor Inslee signed into law the strongest statewide sanctuary policy in the nation on May 21, 2019. OneAmerica Executive Director Rich Stolz stated, “while the Trump Administration continually attacks immigrant families and some states aid and abet this discrimination, Washington is on the right side of history – passing the strongest statewide sanctuary policy in the nation. The Keep Washington …

2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Big WINS for Immigrant and Refugee Communities

The legislative session has ended and thanks to the active work of so many folks like you, we’re celebrating critical WINS for immigrant and refugee communities! We PASSED and FULLY FUNDED the Keep Washington Working Act. This will not only keep families together by limiting law enforcement from working with out-of-control federal immigration forces but also provide a safer environment …

Transforming the Relationship between Police and Communities of Color

Do you want to transform the relationship between police and communities of color by ensuring police are trained adequately on de-escalation and mental health topics? Make your voice heard TODAY and share your input on their proposed curriculum by emailing: DEINPUT@CJTC.STATE.WA.US Voters Support Reform for Policing In November 2018 the voters of Washington State took the lead nationally on police …

OneAmerica Condemns Trump’s Abuse of Executive Power

Today President Trump announced his plans to sign a flawed compromise bill in order to prevent a government shutdown, and then declared a false ‘national emergency’ at the Southern border. There is no national emergency at the southern border other than the humanitarian crisis of the President’s own making. The president’s intent to circumvent the will of Congress – and …